| Jun 18, 2011
| 8:12 PM
After seeing the way Rahystrada had run in the spring against stiff competition, trainer Byron Hughes had a feeling good fortune would again find his veteran soon enough.
Rahystrada came into Saturday's $500,000 Turf Cup, which was open to horses 3 years...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Rick Dutrow knows there's a difference coming into Preakness with a horse that has won the Kentucky Derby and one that didn't even make it to the starting gate at Churchill Downs.
If anything, it might be a little easier for Dutrow coming to Pimlico...
| May 6, 2012
| 5:10 PM
As preparations begin on Old Hilltop for the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, the star of the field already has a confirmed arrival date.
Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another will show up Monday, much earlier than originally expected...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Really, the frustration began at last year’s Belmont.
That’s when Animal Kingdom, Graham Motion’s finest horse to date, was cut off and, while veering away, clipped heels and almost tossed his jockey. It took a thunderous run at the end...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Deputed Testamony is 32-years-old. His dark brown coat is shaggy, and his biggest excitement is going into his paddock at Bonita Farm for three or four hours of grazing each day.
He is a pensioner, an icon. The oldest living winner of a Triple Crown...
| May 19, 2012
| 8:30 AM
At the desk where he works through entries after all of his morning training sessions are through, Michael Matz keeps a photo leaning against the wall.
In a walnut frame, it is slightly – and surprisingly – faded. The text below a horse in...
| May 19, 2012
| 1:12 PM
A few final thoughts as we approach the 6:18 post time for the 137th running of the Preakness:
It comes down to this: Either Bodemeister can run the same race he did two weeks ago, or he can’t. If he can, he likely won’t be beat. Kentucky...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:11 AM
The computer program came up with Hansen, and he certainly has a shot. However, Hansen's last prep race was very telling, and not in ways that suggest he can win. Many observers felt his Breeders' Cup Juvenile victory last fall demonstrated some...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Michael Matz and his assistants are tired of the question — most trainers and riders are by this point in the week before the country's most talked-about horse race — and give mostly a perfunctory answer.
"He's just a really nice horse,"...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 6:09 PM
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
JACKSON, RAIDERS STUMBLE AGAIN
The Oakland Raiders, coached by former Glendale Community College quarterback Hue Jackson, appeared to have things under control in the American Football...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 7:21 PM
We're more than a month from the Kentucky Derby, but the jostling has begun.
A horse named Take Charge Indy won the $1 million, Grade 1 Florida Derby with a wire-to-wire dash under the ever-daring Calvin Borel Saturday. Reveron gave him a run coming...